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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Animal Rescue League of Boston

A champion for animals

four stars

93.34

10 Chandler Street Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 426-9170   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103714

Board Leadership
Walter Kenyon
Chair

CEO
Edward Schettino, DVM, PhD, CAWA
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.34 four stars
  Financial 90.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For over 120 years, The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) has responded to the needs of animals and the people who care about them. In fact, we are often the first to respond. With over 800 dedicated volunteers and 100 staff members, ARL lends unwavering support to local animals, families, and neighborhoods.

We provide outstanding veterinary care, adoption, and field services. We also confront the root causes of animal cruelty and neglect through special police investigation and advocacy aimed at strengthening the laws that protect animals. Last year alone, we served more than 16,700 animals in need.

Today, we increasingly focus on prevention and the impact we can have on more animals; keeping them out of shelters and in the communities where they belong. This ambitious call to action is reflected in our new vision for the future. Learn more about ARL at https://www.arlboston.org/our-work/about/

For over 120 years, The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) has responded to the needs of animals and the people who care about them. In fact, we are often the first to respond. With over 800 dedicated volunteers and 100 staff members, ARL lends unwavering support to local animals, families, and neighborhoods.

We provide outstanding veterinary care, adoption, and field services. We also confront the root causes of animal cruelty and neglect through special police investigation and advocacy aimed at strengthening the laws that protect animals. Last year alone, we served more than 16,700 animals in need.

Today, we increasingly focus on prevention and the impact we can have on more animals; keeping them out of shelters and in the communities where they belong. This ambitious call to action is reflected in our new vision for the future. Learn more about ARL at https://www.arlboston.org/our-work/about/

Financial

four stars

90.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 19.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.53
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Rescue League of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Animal Rescue League of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Rescue League of Boston (MA) 93.34 four stars
Toledo Area Humane Society (OH) 90.02 four stars
Humane Society of Sonoma County (CA) 85.15 three stars
Kansas Humane Society (KS) 86.52 three stars
Halifax Humane Society (FL) 93.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,778,891
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $70,195
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,849,086
   Program Service Revenue $3,090,793
Total Primary Revenue $7,939,879
   Other Revenue $1,896,968
TOTAL REVENUE $9,836,847
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,604,199
   Administrative Expenses $2,049,115
   Fundraising Expenses $505,604
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,158,918
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,322,071
   
Net Assets $108,657,129

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Veterinary Services $3,947,119 45.9%
Animal Care and Adoption $3,376,950 39.2%
Animal Protection $732,204 8.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 93.34 four stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 88.74 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 86.86 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 85.47 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 84.82 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.58 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 79.89 two stars
2012-12 10/01/2014 80.32 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 79.90 two stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 79.03 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 80.14 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 82.00 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 84.42 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.64 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 87.31 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.29 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 79.53 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 80.70 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 77.51 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2103714
Name in IRS Master File ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF BOSTON
NTEE Code D20
NTEE Classification Animal Protection and Welfare
NTEE Type Animal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (913) Prevention of cruelty to animals
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1943
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$281,625 2.52% Mary Nee President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Animal Rescue League of Boston (MA) 93.34 four stars
Macomb County Humane Society (MI) 97.34 four stars
Wisconsin Humane Society (WI) 95.36 four stars
Upper Valley Humane Society (NH) 86.03 three stars
Humane Society of South Mississippi (MS) 89.56 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Animal Rescue League of Boston
10 Chandler Street
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 426-9170
fax: (617) 426-3028
EIN: 04-2103714

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Board Leadership

Walter Kenyon
Chair

CEO

Edward Schettino, DVM, PhD, CAWA
President & CEO

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